About Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is a private, nonprofit institution dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 and affiliated with the University of Chicago since 2013, the MBL is one of the oldest and most eminent private – more... 

  • First map of whole-body muscle activity in #Hydra brings team closer to cracking the neural code! Video credit: John Szymanski
  • How do rod-shaped bacteria stay so slender while growing end-to-end? A new paper from Harvard University in collaboration with MBL microscopy developer Rudolf Oldenbourg explains.  https://go.mbl.edu/ZhGXTK
  • Computational skills are a necessity in biology today, and UChicago's Quantitative Biology bootcamp at MBL is a model for graduate training that could be adapted to other groups.  https://go.mbl.edu/Ioq68p
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